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by imposing his policies via executive fiat. mr. obama pleaded with americans to confront congress directly. >> ask them what's more important. doing whatever it takes to get a "a" grade from the gun lobby or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> reporter: he even show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's
to d.c. for the inauguration. they led the pledge of allegiance and mrs. obama pulled up a live feed to their parents in italy. maurine. >> lauren, thank you for that wonderful story. you know this whirlwind weekend began with the national day of service. president obama wants americans to take time out to volunteer, to give back. mr. obama and the first lady spent the morning visiting burrville elementary school. they helped by building a book shelf and talking to volunteers at the school. turner elementary school was one of six public schools that got to be a part of the day of service. they helped collect and distribute books with the help of chancellor, kia henderson and john legend. 2,000 of the students and five other schools will get those books. >>> the national day of service was instituted by president obama in 2009. the weekend of his first inauguration. his administration continued the day every year since and today, as they try to expand the day. a crowd of workers gathered on the national mall. fox 5's john hanrahan was there. >> reporter: yolanda adams made her pitch
on spending cuts in order to raise the debt ceiling and key senate republican says mr. obama doesn't get it. >> you have a kid that keeps a credit card loaded and a person that would tear up the credit card but you look at the credit. republicans are willing to pay for past bill but this is about the future bill. the president misses the point here. >> reporter: today, house democratic whip steny hoyer said new revenue must accompany spending cuts. for day, the final passage is expected in the house in the next hour or so. bret? >> bret: mike, we will follow that on fox. thank you. ominous note now from one of the world's top credit agencies. fitch rating says the u.s. could lose the top credit rating if there is a delay in raising the debt limit. we'll find out with the senior political analyst brit hume thinks about this. good evening. >> good evening. the warning from the fitch rating agency today is certainly will become talking point for president and democrats who claim the republicans are using the debt ceiling recklessly as leverage for spending cuts. worry over the debt ceiling is
armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the president, as you pointed out, will be surrounded by these young kids who wrote letters to the president in the wake of the connecticut shootings. in addition to that, though, a white house official confirming that the president will also be joined with some newtown families, families impacted by the newtown shoo
. this president is apparently on the verge of setting in motion just such an initiative. we don't know how far mr. obama plans to go with his efforts contain and constrain our second amendment rights. but what we do know tonight is this. reports from the white house indicate the president is looking at as many as 19 separate executive orders on gun control. press secretary jay carney refuses to shed light on what those executive orders entail. while acknowledging that the administration acknowledges it may have to work with congress to accomplish many of the president's goals. >> when we talk about efforts to reduce gun violence, we are talking not just about legislative action. the president has already identified things that congress has actively considered. either the legislation exists or is being worked on. he called on congress to pass the measures that he believes are important. the measures to deal with high-capacity magazine clips and close loopholes in our background checks and system. lou: the president is scheduled tomorrow to address the media late in the morning. he is expected to r
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that is on the airwaves now. watch this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. bill: that is part of it. wendell goler live on the north lawn. what is the reaction to the nra ad, wendell. >> reporter: frankly none, bill. aides say they have no more desire for a confrontation with the nra than they already have. people will see secret service protection for the first family is no more elitist than protection for the president himself. in the wake of the newtown massacre, polls show public opinion in favor of many measures mr. obama will announce today. press secretary jay carney says it will take more than gun controls to make our children safe. >> this is something that we have to address as a nation. it is not something you can do alone through executive action. it is not something you can do with even a series of laws that, congress might pass. this is a problem that touches on a variety of areas of american life. and it needs to be appr
to celebrate the first lady's birthday. the president and mrs. obama were spotted eating out in georgetown along with some friends. the celebration was the first public outing for michelle obama spotting her new hair do. she got bangs. >> is that all she got? >> probably a little more. she turned 49, by the way. here's president obama with his new look too. this is his new official portrait from a picture snapped on december 6. a big broad smile is a bit of departure from is solemn look from 2009. >> the hostage crisis playing out in algeria are having several stories of courage. we talked to diane sawyer about it. >> hello. happy friday. we now you have updates on the scary flu epidemic. >> we may have something new to report. >> we apologize that is from another day. we'll have more where "world news" after abc 7 news at 6:00. >> the tricks of the wedding industry revealed and things to look out for to keep from being overcharged on "20/20." >> the price of flowers can change depending on what the bride drives. >> it comes on at 10:00 after "last ma
christie is defending mr. obama. karl rove on that in just a few moments. >> personal story segment tonight as i have been telling you, i have seen a change in president obama's demeanor since he was reelected. is he a bit more rigid and patient with those who disagree with him. others have noticed it as well. >> this is a president who i think who has drunk the kool-aid. is he feeling right now high on his own power and he is pushing on every front. >> bill: joining us now from new york fox news analyst karl rove. so, have you seen a change in the president's demeanor? >> yeah. i have written about it in my "wall street journal" columns. most presidents in their second term feel liberated and obama's staff has told some the national mainstream media that he too feels liberated not liberated to try to wring people together and liberated ld from partisanship. liberated to be more concentrational, more partisan. he can basically take the fight to the republicans and the conservatives and that his goal is to win the 2014 elections and return control of the house to the democrats. most second t
are protected by armed guards at their schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitest hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> the nra suffered a big loss in new york today with governor andrew cuomo signing into law the toughest gun control legislation in the country, strengthening the state's existing assault weapons ban. >> going to put rules in place that actually protect innocent people in society. that is what the state of new york is doing today. and it says common sense can win. and good people can win. and you can actually get government to work and get good things to happen. you can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense. >> the nra immediately released this statement. these gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime, sadly, the new york legislature gave no consideration to that reality while lawmakers could have taken a step towards strengthening mental health reporting. instead, they opted for stopping the rights of g
, and online ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to
when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> cenk: hmm devastating. it turns out the president has armed guards, and so do his kids. wow, i didn't see that coming. let's bring in an expert to rebut this. eric beolert. former senior editor for salon and rolling stone. this is the short version of the ad. tell what's might be an issue here? >> well, attacking the president's kids. that very first sentence, the president's kids. they just should have stopped there and thrown it away and start over. you don't run attack ads against the first family's school-aged children. that's insane. every was just aghast at this. if we thought wayne lapierre's press conference in december was out there and tone deaf this ad is just amazing. a month after a school massacre you're going to raise questions whether the first family's kids receive too much secret service protection? >>
? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> white house press secretary jay carney released this statement this morning. most americans agree that the president's children shouldn't be used as pawns in a fight. but to go to far as to use safety for the children in an attack ad is cowardally. >> he don't mention them specifically, we mention these kids. >> joining me now is howard dean, former chairman of the dnc and former governor of vermont. governor dean, i have to ask you, your kids were roughly their age when you were government of vermont. you know what it is like for kids to live under having a father in this kind of position. what is your reaction to what the nra has done here? >> well, first of all i think kids are always off bounds. and if they're not, the press should not be doing it. here you have an organization that is doing it. let's look at the difference between the nra members, who at least in my state are reasonable people. from the nra leadership in washington,
room of the white house, included the president and his family, it was a small affair. mr. obama sworn in by chief justice john roberts who used notes to avoid the repeat of the slightly bungled oath four years ago. and last night, the president was at a candlelight ceremony at the museum and here is part of his remarks at that event. >> and we're committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves. it moves forward. >> the inaugural parade is one of the highlights of today's events, but the biggest news maker, of course, will be the inaugural address. while the white house has not yet released any excerpts from the speech, a presidential advisor gave a few hints yesterday about what will be in that address. >> he's going to talk our political system doesn't require us to resolve all of our political dispute, but common ground and he's going to make that point strongly that people here in washington need to seek common ground. >> and white house officials say today's speech will hit some broad themes and the president will outline in
with an assault weapons ban. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, mr. obama said he will consider using executive powers to bring about change. >> if there's a step we can take to save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> the president is reviewing proposals from vice president biden who was asked to head up a task force to stop gun violence. more details are expected later this week. >>> new york state is not waiting for federal action to crack down on guns. governor andrew cuomo and state lawmakers reached a deal on the country's first new gun control measure following the newtown shooting. the senate voted late last night and today the assembly is expected to approve some of the most restrictive gun laws in america, including tougher background checks and expanded assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush wakes up at home today for the first time in almost two months. he was released from a hospital in houston yesterday. he was admitted back on november 23rd for treatment of bronchitis and a bad cough. mr. bus
because the president is the president. anyway, take a look at the ad. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> yes, an elitist hypocrite who is the president. anyway his plan today will include calls for congressional action on an assault weapons ban, a limitation on the sale of high-capacity magazines, also taking a look at stronger, federal background checks for anyone who wants to buy a firearm. at the moment, senate democratic leadership seems split on whether or not we're going to get any action through congress. majority leader harry reid is skeptical we can get anything past republicans in the house but at the same time, minority whip steny hoyer is more optimistic. he's hopeful that perhaps his colleagues in the house will be more flexible after what happened at sandy hook elementary. we're back with more show after the break. show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i wa
think like all politicians, he is muddying the waters. mr. obama is doing something totally unconstitutional to begin with. that is neither here nor there. the government has gotten so large and so big, they are involving themselves in everything not important to the average citizen. it is my opinion that what we need to do is to stop all of the stuff the government is getting involved in. the way to do that is through a fair, flat tax. host: we are not really talking about that this morning. we are talking about the gun proposals specifically. what kind of gun do you have? caller: i have more than one because i am a hunter. i enjoy hunting. again, back to what we were saying before. that is about all i want to say about it. i think mr. obama and the congress both do not have a clue about what is going on out here in the real world. host: adalfo, what are your thoughts? caller: when i went to high school there was a police presence at all times. the sheriffs are the -- in charge of the campus. in regards to the president's comments, i think there are far reaching and might b
to an author who has written a book about mrs. obama's unique style. >>> the first lady, michelle obama is known for many, many things, very calm demeanor, her dedication to health and fitness, her fantastic and enviable arpgs and her style. >> and as she celebrated her 49th birthday this past week, she was shorting a new hair style. it is all about the bangs. the nation simply abuzz after this photo was posted on twitter. she also turned some heads in a stylish tracy reece dress. at the democratic national convention, i don't know what that means, but i can't wait to find out. what will she wear on inauguration day. >> and tracy reece is just a very, very fabulous designer. we want to talk a little bit more about michelle obama's book, with kate betts, she is in new york. we're sorry you're missing out on the festivities here. usually i know we get a minute about what the first lady is going to wear on inauguration day. but this time around, no one knows, right? >> she keeps us waiting until the last minute. i'm sure there's about 10 or 20 designers on pins and needles tonight or you k
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government. >> not true, mr. president. the government accountability office says not only will obama care cost the government a lot of money the enormous federal spending will eventually collapse the entire u.s. economy. this could be our last warning. lou dobbs will analyze. >> this is the president, i think, who has drunk the kool-aid. he is feeling right now high on his own power. is that true? is president obama becoming so rigid that he is unable to governor? carl rove has some thoughts. >> did you feel about bad about it? >> no. even scarier. >> did you feel in any way that you were cheating? >> no. >> lance armstrong pretty much admitting he is a sociopath. is he really sorry for his doping and lying? gutfeld and mcguirk on that. >> bill: caution, you are to enter the no spin zone. the from south florida. the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly reporting tonight from south florida. thanks for watching us. are we the people responsible for the chaos that is involving enveloping america? folks are responsible for the government they get. folks could have thrown hitler o
is defending mr. obama. karl rove on that in just a few moments. [ male announcer ] now many humana medicare plans come with a little extra help in the kitchen. in a first of its kind partnership with walmart, humana medicare plans now include 5% savings on great for you healthier foods at walmart! it's part of the vitality healthyfood program... and one more way humana medicare can help you choose what's good for your health and your wallet. so you can spend a little less money... and spend a little more time sharing what you know with the people who matter most. humana. ♪ i you're suffering from constipation, miralax or metamucil may take days to work. for faster relief, try dulcolac laxative tablets. dulcolac provides gentle relief overnight unlike miralax and metamucil that can take up to 3 days. >> personal story segment tonight as i have been telling you, i have seen a change in president obama's demeanor since he was reelected. is he a bit more rigid and patient with those who disagree with him. others have noticed it as well. >> this is a president who i think who has drunk the koo
his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and
protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> the new nra ad, which i may say i personally find utterly pathetic. earlier we spoke to the cousins of ashley moser. they have a website. log on to helpash.org if you want to help. i thank my guests. tomorrow the man who called me a you willy for my take on guns, ben shapiro returns. before we go just leave me with an overview of how you feel this has gone tonight. >> listen, it's been a good discussion. but something has to happen. and i hope the president takes a very strong measure tomorrow and i hope congress has the courage to back him up with the appropriate legislation. although i have my doubts because their past has not been any indication that they'll take strong action in the future. but i'll try to be optimistic. listen, i've heard a lot of people talk about reality checks. i've been a cop 42 years. i've been to hundreds if
at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> following the president's announcement, they released a statement and i'm quoting. we look forward to working with congress on a bipartisan basis to find real solutions to protecting america's most valuable asset, our children. attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. no, of course. more guns are always the only answer for the nra. joining us now is kristen welker live at the white house. and kristen, we're getting news that the president and the vice president will girn traveling outside of washington to engage the public on the gun issue. what are you hearing? >> that's absolutely right, martin. according to a white house official, you can expect the president and the vice president to separately get out of d.c., hit the road, talk to the american people to try to push for the proposals that they unveiled today. this is, of course, a tactic that the white house has employed i
makeover project there. here you see the president and mrs. obama staining a book shelf. the president spoke to the volunteers on this project. >> as i look around the room, i see friends from all across the country, people who have been such great supporters of ours, but more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> the vice president and his family also participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden said the troops overseas need to know that we back at home remember them. rick? >> rick: hundreds much people turning out on the national mall for this day of service. what did they do? >> they were numerous booths set up under a huge tent on the mall for people to do on site service projects such as make cards for hospitalized and foster care children, or create a mural for a dc area school. here is what some of the participatants said about today's events. >> i think it's important for everyone to know that we got to give back to our community. we're in this together
guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> bill: now unless i didn't hear it correctly, there were three times there where he's talking about the president's kids. >> sure. as anyone who follows politics knows, that is an area that's really considered off-limits when you're talking about children of the president. so whether to make a point -- i understand this is a debate about children but i think most of the observers looking at david keen said this is not about the children. it is about the arguments that -- >> bill: he would only say that if he were getting a lot of flack because of it. he must be getting some flack even from nra supporters who said drop that ad. enough is enough. >> it is important to bear in mind it is a web-only ad. it was more put throughout to stir this kind of debate about the gun issue rather than actually focusing in on the president's proposal. >> bill: let's get to the political
, the next four years won't be just an adjustment for sasha and malia, but also for mr. and mrs. obama, who, like it or not, are going to have to preparing for someth else. the empty nest. >> big empty nest. that's for sure. it's amazing how they have grown up over the four years. >> when we see the pictures, they say the pictures are a thousand words. you see the little girls and now they're as tall as their mom. >> we were both commenting on the same thing yesterday. >> i wish the obamas only the best. enjoy these girls while they're still at home because you're right, pretty soon they will be off to college. >>> the eyes of the fashion world on the first lady, michelle obama, from her inaugural outfit to her gown for the balls to her choice for today's prayer service at the national cathedral. the first lady is getting high marks, rave reviews. cnn's alina cho takes a closer look. >> hey, wolf and kate, we all know by now that dressing first lady michelle obama for a high profile history-making event like the inauguration is a real game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest pri
service members is almost 11%. compare that to 7.5% for people who are nonveterans. mrs. obama is challenging other businesses to follow walmart's lead. >>> and as president obama prepares to be sworn in, his kenyan half-brother is preparing a campaign. ma'lik obama tells cnn he's running for governor of a county in kenya where his and the president's father was born. he says president obama gave him the advice to, quote, have thick skin, be honest, and be sincere. ma'lik and president obama are quite close. each served as the other's best man at their weddings. good luck to him. >>> facebook is unveiling a very cool new feature it's calling graph search. it scours the massive social network to answer more sophisticated searches, like, who are my friends living in washington, and maybe find photos of kate and joe, if you so choose. for now, graph search focusing on four main areas, people, photos, places, and interests, pulling data from 1 billion profiles, 24 billion photos, and 1 trillion connections. it is amazing how much is on the facebook, joe. >> it is. >>> he covered la
late last year, mr. obama says he will retaliate. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> reporter: countries that lived through the arab spring two years ago are morphing into a zone of instability. barack obama put his administration on the line for egypt's president mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. but egypt's economy is on the ropes. across the region, political storm clouds ar gathering as iran, israel and eight arab countries hold crucial elections this year. >> in every one of them, a new form of right, far, far right is emerging as to change the balance of power. >> reporter: in his first term, barack obama said he was making the middle east peace process a priority, but middle east expert aaron david miller says don't get your hopes up for this term. >> the fact is if you -- if the administration tried to put mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu down together, right now, or in february, at the negotiating table, the gaps between them are so large that they simply cannot be bridged and the u.s., yet again,
the newt town shooting gave mr. obama the political footing he needed to take on gun rights in america. here is with bill o'reilly on the factor last night. >> i think this is what he wanted to do with his entire political career. he uses opportunity to do it and use every rhetorical device to do it. >> does he think banning assault weapons will stop mass murder? >> i think he believes that. the president doesn't have guts to say it doesn't believe in the second amendment. the second amendment is in the constitution. i didn't write the constitution. neither did you. neither did he. if he doesn't want the second amendment to be in the constitution have the guts to admit that. bill: there is lot of reaction. monica crowley, radio talk show host, doug cone, former advisor to president bill clinton. morning to both of you. what do you think about what senator rubio said about the president and second amendment. >> there is lot of wariness and caution on the republican side. they are worried this may be the beginning of a fall on assault on the second amendment. i think senator rubio is cor
through mr. obama's second term agenda. the organization led by familiar faces including robert gibbs, campaign manager jim messina, david axlerod and stephanie cutter and hear that drumming up support for gun control will be the team's first project. and welcome to the program, this is what team obama does very well, campaigning, and that now the approach to governing is going to be an extension of the campaign. in what way? >> well, no what you said is exactly right. when you think about it essentially ten years ago when the president started running for the senate seat that he first held, he's been in campaigning mode for about eight of those years. the only break he took was essentially the first twoors when he focused on the senate and moved into the 2008 campaign and essentially been preparing for the 2012 campaign. so as you said, this is what they do best. they've had problems dealing with congress in terms of just the regular sort of straight, you know, negotiations in getting things there, but he's very good at campaigning and his team is very good at campaigning and figure
, is not a believer in the second amendment although he states he is. >> reporter: mr. obama's proposals include reinstating the assault weapons ban which congress let lapse in 2004 and limiting the number of bullets in high capacity magazines to ten, but even getting those measures through the democratically controlled senate will be difficult. north dakota's heidi heidcamp opposes the gun restrictions. >> this is wrong headed. we need to be doing things that actually achieve a result and that's not something i am convinced will achieve the intended result. >> reporter: there are other proposals on the president's list that have bipartisan support like cracking down on gun trafficking and imposing universal background checks. >> if you want to buy a gun, whether it's from a licensed dealer or a private seller you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one. this is common sense. >> reporter: washington state republican dave reichert a former sheriff, agrees with the president on that point. >> i think that's part of a
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. host: that's the latest ad by the n.r.a. put out yesterday getting a lot of feedback about the ad using the -- invoking the president's children in that. "the washington times" has this headline. the only headline about president obama's event later this morning. obama recruits children to push gun bans. acting a month after the connecticut school shooting, president obama will unveil sweeping package of gun control wednesday and will challenge congress to ban high-capacity magazines and military-style semiautomatic rifles involved in recent shooting rampages. host: that is our question for all of you. if president obama acts on his own for executive action, do you support idea of that? we're getting your take on that this morning. we'll go to sandra if sulphur springs, texas, a republican there. hi, sandra. caller: hi. how
at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's an elitist hip prypocr. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's the ad. it's getting a lot of mileage out there on social media but a lot of people -- why bring the daughters, sasha and malia into this? >> it's not them specifically. >> you mention them specifically. >> we don't mention them specifically. we mention his kids and other kids. they are attending schools that have private security guards. we're not talking about the secret service. david gregory's kids go there, too. send their kids to schools where they have protection and then poo-poo the idea that the average american's children should have the same sort of protection. >> the white house press secretary jay carney, among other people, were very disappointed. they say, most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attacked a is pungent. >> they know the point. the elitist kids safety
-- that the conceptual problem begins with the definition of assault weapons. mr. obama certainly didn't define it. the ban that was imposed in 1994 -- guest: that's just not accurate. first of all, the features of an assault weapon are not cosmetic. they're functional. i mean, for example, under the bill that i think will be introduced in congress, if you have, for example, a semi-automatic rifle that can take a detachble magazine, and that can be a high-capacity 30, 50-round magazine, and has a pistol grip, that is an assault rifle. that's not cosmetic. the significance of the pistol grip is that it's used to fire from the hip. literally shooting from the hip. where you are not eyeing your target. that is meant to spray fire, to hit a lot of people very quickly. and while these are semi-automatic weapons, not automatic weapons, they can fire actually almost as quickly. you can empty a 30-round magazine in about five seconds using a semi-automatic assault rifle. and additionally, the federal bill that lapsed in 2004 did prevent crime and prevented the use of assault weapons in crime. there was a
mr. president? like janet jackson song. obama said he wanted to be a chance for regional president unfortunately the changes i have seen for us is not so good. the country we assumed the paycheck gets bigger overtime is the opposite. median household income is lower. 51,190 now it is 50,054. strangely it declined more after the recession than during. a fluke that feels like a normal. the numbers of americans working are down and unemployment rate is up seven point* 8%. entitlement programs are one step closer to being broke. 2041 was the forecast for bankruptcy now 2037 in medicare's 2024. a jittery 292009, 10.6 trillion was the debt $34,000 for every american today 16 point* 4 trillion witted $52,000 for each and every american that is the legacy of our children and grandchildren don't need. barack obama has been a transracial president who transformed our country but not the way i like. we were excited about the future before with headwinds but now we are burdened by a bigger government, more far reaching to be in the doctor's office and on the gun rack. what have you done for us
putting armed security in schools, which his kids are protected by armed guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes, but he's a hypocrite when it comes to fair share to security. protection for his kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> so the debate is that going too far? it's one thing to have your feelings about the second amendment and what that actually means, and it's another thing to drag the president's children into the debate. >> clearly, the president's kids are always a bigger target. i still don't understand why there can't be a debate about a way we can still have weapons that are reasonable -- it shouldn't be about no guns or uzies. there's always talk about the slippery slope if you take away the uzie or ak, i know i'm not saying the right terms -- >> assault rifles and machine aga guns. >> i don't really get that at all. >> it's a huge debate. i believe in our constitution, i'm a huge constitutionalist, but when those laws were written, it was one bullet and we could never have foreseen uzi machine guns in the hands of crazy people th
by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another a leak is a hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of security. protection for hid -- his kids and gun free zones for ours. >> the conversation on reducing gun violence will continue on "washington journal" tomorrow morning. we're asking gun owners to collin to comment on president obama's proposals. then a roundtable on possible new gun laws with the brady center and the executive director of gun owners for america. then calls from teachers, parents, and students -- are they in favor of the police presence in schools? you can see "washington journal" lit every morning on c-span. >> connecticut school superintendent janet robinson gave a detailed account of the shooting, describing teachers to through themselves in front of students and assailant with enough ammunition to kill every person in the school. she is testifying before the house democratic policy committee. other -- speakers include the mayor of philadelphia, who called on the nra to remove its recent ad w
in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. inhofe: mr. president, yesterday president obama made a beautiful speech. i think everyone agrees that he's -- he's a very persuasive speaker. and although i didn't agree with anything he said, still it was -- it was said beautifully. i want to read one part of the speech that -- that -- because i don't want to get it wrong. he said -- quote -- "we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult, but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries. we must claim its promise and that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure." that's a direct quote that came out of the president's speech. and it really is a lot of little subliminal things in there that people didn't pick up on but i did. and one is, and they talked we misshowed the leadership. well,
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